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Fined For Not Broadcasting Interview With Saudi Prince

  February 4, 2010 at 7:00 am by

The Arab news station al-Arabiya has been fined because they did not broadcast an interview with one of Saudi Arabia’s many princes. The court of appeal in Dubai confirmed an earlier court ruling that the news station had to pay 100.000 dirham (roughly 19.500 EUR or 27.000 USD), according to newspaper al-Khaleej. Al-Arabiya had announced the interview with prince doctor Saif al-Islam ibn Saud Abdulaziz al-Saud, but did not broadcast … Continue reading

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Prince Kardam Taken to Hospital in ‘Serious Condition’

  February 4, 2010 at 6:35 am by

Spanish newspaper ‘El Correo Gallego’ reported two days ago that prince Kardam of Bulgaria, eldest son of ex-king Simeon II, was admitted to Conxo Hospital in Galicia, Spain. On January 23rd the prince was taken to the Clinical Hospital of Santiago as he was suffering from a high fever and respiratory problems. After treatment prince Kardam was transferred to the Conxo hospital in Galicia. His wife, princess Miriam, is currently … Continue reading

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Dutch Prime Minister Receives ‘Planet First!’ from Prince Carlos

  February 3, 2010 at 11:17 am by

On Monday Dutch Prime Minister Jan-Peter Balkenende received the statement of principles of ‘Planet First!’, from the Nationale Postcodeloterij (National Postal Code Lottery) and the Institute for Sustainable Innovation & Development (ISID). The chairman of the ISID is Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Parma, son of the duke of Parma and princess Irene of The Netherlands. The prince was accompanied by Boudewijn Poelmann, chairman of the Nationale Postcodelotterij. The report is a … Continue reading

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Emperor Akihito and King Albert II Cancel Engagements

  February 3, 2010 at 10:31 am by

Both Emperor Akihito of Japan and King Albert II of the Belgians have fallen sick and had to cancel some engagements. Yesterday the Imperial Household Agency announced that the emperor’s upcoming engagements have been cancelled for the entire week. The emperor is well enough to sign laws but he cancelled the planned trip to Hayama. On Monday emperor Akihito was still well enough to welcome Mexican president Felipe Calderon and … Continue reading

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Archduchess Regina Passed Away

  February 3, 2010 at 7:44 am by

Archduchess Regina of Austria, wife of the head of the Austrian imperial family, Archduke Otto, has died this morning in the family house in Pöcking near the Lake Starnberg in Bavaria, Germany.  The 85 year old archduchess died peacefully at 08.40 AM, with several members of the family present, according to a spokesperson of the family. Her eldest son, archduke Karl comments: ‘My mother was an example to all of … Continue reading

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Duke and Duchess of Bragança Attend Charity Dinner for Haiti Victims

  February 3, 2010 at 1:48 am by

On January 27th the duke of Bragança, head of the Portuguese royal house, and his wife Dona Isabel, attended a charity dinner that was held for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti. Apart from the duke and duchess a lot of other Portuguese socialites and celebrities attended the dinner, like the Brazilian actress Maria das Graças, Maria Jose Galvao de Sousa and the ‘queen’ of Portuguese socialites: Lili Caneças. … Continue reading

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Duke of Anjou and Duchess of Cadaval on Pilgrimage to Jerusalem

  February 2, 2010 at 3:37 pm by

Prince Charles Philippe d’Orleans, duke of Anjou, and his Portuguese wife, princess Diane d’Orleans, duchess of Anjou, duchess of Cadaval went on a pilgrimage to Israel with a delegation of the order of Saint Lazare, and its chairman the count Piccapietra. The group went to the holy land in the first week of January, as can be read on the website of the duke. The group visited the mount of … Continue reading

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Prince Carlos and Annemarie Will Marry In Brussels

  January 27, 2010 at 5:04 pm by

For the first time since Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Parma got engaged to the Dutch journalist Annemarie Gualthérie van Weezel, he gave a short interview to the Dutch magazine ‘Royalty’. In the interview the prince says that he asked Annemarie to marry him during a picnic at a pond in the park of Palace het Loo in Apeldoorn. The prince also reveals that he first asked Annemarie’s father, former politician Hans … Continue reading

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What is Prince Philippe Looking At?

  January 27, 2010 at 2:22 pm by

Belgian media outlets are reporting that pictures of Prince Philippe’s latest engagement on their website leave them puzzled, is the prince looking at the Patricia’s legs or is he not? Look at the pictures and decide for yourself. The prince attended the 81st National Trophy of Sport Merit 2009 that was held in the Gothic Hall of the city hall of Brussels. Apart from the prince and the mayor of … Continue reading

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Princess Máxima Busy With Microfinance And Science

  January 27, 2010 at 1:44 pm by

On Monday Princess Máxima of The Netherlands attended a conference on microfinance that was held at the Peace Palace in The Hague. The conference was hosted by Radio Netherlands Worldservice and the theme was ‘Microfinance, who profits?’. The princess started the conference with a speech in which she talked about the matter, she also said that she would like to see research after the long term effects of microfinance and … Continue reading

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Princesses Attend Telva Beauty Awards 2010

  January 27, 2010 at 1:11 pm by

The Spanish fashion magazine Telva organised its annual Telva Beauty Awards yesterday. The event was held in Madrid and was attended by a lot of Spanish celebrities and socialites. Among the guests was princess Beatrice d’Orléans, who has been living in Spain for decades. The princess was dressed in a grey coat and showed her best smile to the photographers. Another royal guest was princess Carla of Bulgaria, daughter-in-law of … Continue reading

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Another New Year’s Reception At Belgian Court

  January 27, 2010 at 12:48 pm by

Yesterday the Belgian royal family gathered once more in the royal palace of Brussels for the 3rd New Years reception of this month. During this reception prominent Belgian authorities and persons were invited. This reception was attended by King Albert II, Queen Paola, Prince Philippe, Princess Mathilde, Prince Laurent and Princess Claire. Among the guests were Archbisshop André-Joseph Leonard – who recently compared homosexuality to anorexia-, senate chairman Armand De … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals Gather In Brussels For Routes Award

  January 27, 2010 at 12:29 pm by

Tuesday afternoon, princess Margriet, Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien of The Netherlands gathered in Brussels to attend the award ceremony of the ‘Routes Award’. The award of the European Cultural Fund was given to Stefan Kaegi and Borka Pavicevic. Princess Laurentien is president of the fund, and in that capacity held the first speech during the meeting in the Royal Flemish Theatre in Brussels. Princess Margriet handed out the awards … Continue reading

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Emanuele Filiberto and Clothilde at Balmain Flagship Opening

  January 27, 2010 at 12:15 pm by

Prince Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy and his wife Princess Clothilde were in Paris this Monday evening to attend the opening of the new Balmain flagship store. The opening attracted a lot of the rich and famous in Paris. Some of the other people who attended the launch were Paul and Luana Belmondo, singer Patrick Bruel, Leatitia Halliday and actress Vahina Giocante. The prince and princess regulary attend society events in … Continue reading

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Princess Mabel About the Importance of Good Governance

  January 27, 2010 at 11:46 am by

On Monday princess Mabel of Orange-Nassau attended the opening of the International Model United Nations at the World Convention Center in The Hague, which has as theme ‘Good Governance’. The princess attended the conference as a member of the international policy institute ‘The Elders’ and she is a patron of the organisation. Princess Mabel also held a speech in which she stressed the importance of good governance, which you can … Continue reading

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Princess Astrid Takes Over Aunt’s Charity

  January 27, 2010 at 11:25 am by

Earlier this month, Queen Fabiola of the Belgians gave up her patronage of the the ‘Damiaanactie’ as her health prevents her from getting actually involved with the cause. The queen was involved with the Damiaanactie since 1965. On Monday the palace announced that Princess Astrid will be taking over the patronage from her aunt, and that the princess will become the charity’s new honorairy chairwoman. The upcoming weekend the annual … Continue reading

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Queen Beatrix Gets United In Freedom

  January 27, 2010 at 11:13 am by

On Monday, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands attended the meeting ‘In vrijheid verbonden’ (united in freedom) in Utrecht. The meeting was first organised during Queen beatrix’ 25th jubilee in 2005, to focus on the religious and cultural variety of The Netherlands. During Monday’s meeting six different religious groups asked for attention for tolerance and respect for the differences between people. Representatives from the Jewish community, Buddhism, Christianity, Hindoeism, Humanism and … Continue reading

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Grand Duke Jean Receives Award

  January 27, 2010 at 10:54 am by

On Monday, Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg received the award ‘Help for Nature 2009′. The award was handed over to him in the Museum of Natural History in Luxembourg City. The grand duke received the awards for his all the years that the grand duke was involved in the preservation of nature. On the official website of the Grand Ducal family it is said that the former monarch is a … Continue reading

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Gossip Magazine Corrects Rumours About Willem-Alexander’s Skating Tour

  January 27, 2010 at 10:33 am by

Dutch gossip magazine ‘Privé’ has to correct their article of last week in which they said that the prince did not skate the complete eleven city skating tour in 1986. Their source was a republican from Drachten, Mr. Lutzen Haak who was annoyed by the ‘hero status’ that the prince got from the tour. However, the two security men who skated the tour with the prince, Anne Folkertsma and Jantinus … Continue reading

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Death of Count Christian of Castell-Rüdenhausen

  January 27, 2010 at 10:17 am by

On January 21st Count Christian of Castell-Rüdenhausen passed away after a long illness at the age of 57. Count Christian will be burried tomorrow. Since 1982 the count lived in the castle of Twickel in Delden, The Netherlands. He inherited the castle from a great aunt, the last lady of Twicke, baroness Marie van Heeckeren van Wassenaer. She put the estate and the castle in a foundation, under the express … Continue reading

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